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xlite sleeping pad

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What is R-Value?

Choosing the type of sleeping pad you want, you’ll want to factor in how warm a pad is. You can do this by comparing a pad’s R-value.

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How to Store Sleeping Pads and Bags

Is it time to store your sleeping pads and sleeping bags for the winter season? Read our tips on how to store your gear for winter hibernation without compromising their next-season performance.

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Winterizing Your Gear

As summer waves at us in the rear view mirror, we begin to look ahead and prepare for the long-haul winter. The space in our drawers where shorts and t-shirts live for a precious few months of the year yields…

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sitting in tent in winter sleeping bag

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3-Season Sleeping Bags vs. Winter Sleeping Bags

Perhaps you’re thinking about getting into some winter camping. Maybe you’re looking to venture out later in the Fall—or earlier in the Spring—and happen to be a cold sleeper. The question will eventually arise: What do I need, a 3-season…

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The Best Women’s Sleeping Bag is a Unisex bag

When it comes to sleeping bags, your most important considerations should be size, fit, fill, and temperature ratings. So the question remains, should I buy a women’s specific sleeping bag? My answer is no.

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backpacking with trekking poles

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Pros and Cons of Common Backpacking Gear

Pros and cons of common gear dichotomies like tents vs. tarps, air mattress vs. closed cell foam, cooking stoves vs. cold soaking, and suspension framed packs vs. going frameless.

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